Cannabis Industry Retail Certificate

Cannabis Industry Retail Certificate


Course Description

The Cannabis Industry Retail Certificate was developed to address a growing demand of students interested in entering Cannabis industry. Retail plays a critical role in the cannabis industry, helping educate clients about the effects of cannabis, while ensuring a good shopping experience and ultimately – a good experience with the products. The cannabis industry is experiencing tremendous growth in meeting and serving the needs of recreational marijuana. Students will develop the fundamental skills required to work as professionals in this growing industry that will allow you to quickly walk into a role in any cannabis retail environment.

Students enrolled in this college certificate program will have the opportunity to visit a facility in CT to learn more about this growing field. Dates and Times will discussed during the course and sign up sessions will be available.


Upon completion of the program, graduates will be ready for entry-level employment in the recreational marijuana industry. In addition, students who complete the program will receive a college certificate of completion and have a strong understanding of the following.

  • Define compliance and operational excellence
  • Analyze plant and human biology in relation to cannabis
  • Identify the various cannabis products and delivery methods available to the customer
  • Examine quality customer service to increase sales
  • Understand dosing and titration strategies
  • Identify best practices for security and transportation


  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 21 years of age by the time of enrollment

Course Schedules

Spring 2024  CRN# 80430

  • Instructor: Thomas Crouse
  • Instructional Method: LRON – Live/Remote and Online Component – For more information about Instructional Methods, visit here.
  • Date: Wednesdays, 7/14/24 – 8/17/24
  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Room: LRON – Live/Remote and Online Component
  • Cost: $299
  • Registration deadline: 7/10/224

Register Now!

To register for this course, please visit our Workforce Registration Page. You’ll find directions on how to register, along with information about information sessions with Workforce advisors, funding sources for financing your tuition, refund policies, and more.